Specialist Mexican, American and Tex-Mex Wholesaler Funnybones Foodservice has become the first UK supplier of a premium range of Mexican corn tortillas manufactured by authentic tortilleria ‘Blanco Niño’.
A company passionate about the rich and wonderful food culture of Mexico, all Blanco Niño products are made using just three simple yet beautiful ingredients; non-GM white sustainably grown corn, water and lime. The result is superior quality products which are low in fat, low in sugar and salt and naturally gluten free.
The corn tortillas are made to an authentic Mexican recipe where the corn is cooked, then steeped for 16 hours before being ground into dough called ‘masa’ using hand carved volcanic stone grinders. This ancient process, called ‘nixtamalisation’ was invented by the Olmec – the first major civilization in Mexico, before being developed further by the Mayans and Aztecs; and is now used by Blanco Niño!
Funnybones will stock a choice of 10cm, 15cm and 30cm Soft White Corn Tortillas – perfect for tacos enchiladas and burritos, alongside Blanco Niño’s un-fried pre-cut corn tortilla chips.
Extremely versatile, these high-quality pre-cut tortilla chips are ideal for starters, sides and sharing platters – offering everyone from restaurants, pubs and bars to take-away outlets and street food vendors the opportunity to serve truly authentic Mexican tortilla chips.
Supplied frozen, operators need only defrost what they require (great for smaller outlets with a lower throughput), with the 1kg bag making it easy to vary portion sizes to suit (i.e. individual portion, sharing portion or side dish).
Once defrosted the chips can be deep fried in less than a minute, with any seasoning added to them straight out the fryer; making them a fast, fresh and customisable option for busy outlets looking to serve high-quality tortillas chips.
Delicious with just a little salt, the addition of seasonings can be great for operators to up-sell, as can all the various toppings synonymous with corn tortillas such as salsa, guacamole and jalapeños.
Blanco Niño 10cm Soft White Corn Tortillas are available in 1x9x24 pieces, the 15cm Tortillas in 1x 6 x24 pieces and the 30cm Tortillas in 1x6x10 pieces. The un-fried pre-cut corn tortilla chips come in 1 x3 x1kg bags. Both products are supplied frozen and should be defrosted thoroughly before use.
An Irish-based company Blanco Niño was founded in 2013 by Phillip Martin; who after being frustrated with not being able to find authentic corn tortillas anywhere in Europe for his Dublin ‘Taqueria’( taco shop) travelled to the corn farms of Mexico to learn how to sow, harvest and identify really great quality corn. He then travelled to the mills where he learned the ancient cooking process known as nixtamalisation, and learnt how to carve volcanic stones used to grind the cooked corn into a ‘masa’ dough.
Phillip then travelled to the Tortillerias where he learned about the equipment and process of turning the masa dough into really incredible tortilla chips. This journey through Mexico saw Phil return to Ireland to launch what was, and still is Irelands most successful crowd-funding campaign.
Since then Philip, along with Charlie Walsh, Blanco Niño’s Sales & Marketing Manager have been working towards bringing the Blanco Niño ‘Tortilla Revolution’ to the masses. To do this they have been partnering with lovers of great food across Europe, including the fantastic Funnybones Foodservice which is their first UK stockist.